Dow Jones: Front End Developer

Posted by | February 7, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Princeton NJ, or "Anywhere" for the right candidate

URL: www.dowjones.com

The Dow Jones Corporate Markets Product Design Team is currently
seeking a motivated, hands-on front-end web developer to join our
front-end development team.
Our developers are responsible for building, testing, debugging, and
troubleshooting clean, web standards compliant code and work with
server-side developers to integrate this into the final product. We are
a dynamic, fast paced team working on defining the future state of a
critical part of our business.
 
Requirements/Qualifications:
  • 3+ years experience in front-end web development
  • Expert hands-on knowledge of XHTML/CSS (HTML5/CSS3 hugely important)
  • jQuery / Ajax / heavyweight and OO JavaScript experience
  • Experience translating comps and wireframes into flexible and usable code templates
  • Strong working knowledge developing cross platform/browser
    compatibility (IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.) for dynamic web
    applications.
  • Knowledge of graceful degradation from “Best Case” to “Internet Explorer 7.0” (No IE6 here 🙂
  • Familiarity with and adherence to web standards and best practices for load time reduction and accessibility
  • Experience with source/version control software is a plus — Subversion a plus
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people
  • Working knowledge of conditional CSS
  • Working knowledge of LessCSS
Really Nice to Have
  • Knowledge of font replacement technologies
  • Webkit, Objective C.
  • You know the difference between Helvetica and Arial.
  • You appreciate dry humor and sarcasm, when appropriate
Other Notes
  • Great team player — Read: No divas.
  • New Jersey/Princeton area preferred, but willing to work with telecommuters, occasional commuters, and remote.
  • Will be paid through our internal payroll system, which provides
    some decent perks for people who might be interested in getting health
    benefits, etc.
  • NO RECRUITERS

To apply: Send resume/cv to thomas.gebauer@dowjones.com. Code samples, links, are required, A portfolio site would is a huge plus so we can see your work.

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